Today is big reveal day!
We’ve been diligently working on a little pattern making project that I’ve named Ava. While quite simple in nature, this little project is packed with pattern making tips, tricks and techniques that will help you to understand how to use your personal bodice block. I hope you’ve been working on your own version along with me. If you’re just joining in, not to worry, I’ve got the links to all the previous pattern making tutorials right here:
If you don’t have a basic bodice block yet, take a look at my online course Designed to Fit: The Bodice Block. It will walk you through all the steps to create a made to measure bodice block that fits.
If you just want to give pattern making a try, I’ve created some free mini-block patterns that you can download and print so you can still follow along with all the tutorials.
This video completes the Ava Design Project. I hope you enjoyed the process, learned a few things and are beginning to understand how valuable a made to measure bodice block can be. Remember pattern making skills are not only for those who want to design their own patterns, they are just as valuable to those who want to alter the styling of commercial sewing patterns. To me, pattern making and fitting go hand in hand. The more you understand about patterns, the greater success you’ll have with fitting.
I hope you enjoyed this video series. If you’ve been following along and making your own version of the Ava top, I’d love to see it. You can tag me @inhousepatterns on social media and use the hashtags #Ava #inhousepatterns and #inhousepatternsstudio. I can’t wait to see what you create.
I'll chat with you soon!